"The Last In Line" as written by Vivian Patrick Campbell, Jimmy Bain and Ronnie James Dio....
We're a ship without a storm
Cold without the warm
Light inside the darkness lit at peace

We're a laugh without a tear
Hope without the fear
We are coming home

We're off to the witch
We may never never never come home
But the magic that we'll feel is worth a lifetime

We're all thrown upon the cross
We'll be thrown before the toss
You can release yourself but the only way is down

We don't come alone
We are fire we are stone
We're the hand that writes and quickly moves away

We'll know for the first time
If we're evil or divine
We're the last in line, yeah
We're the last in line

Two eyes from the east
It's the angel of the beast
And the answer lies between all good and bad

We search for the truth
We could die upon the tooth
But the thrill of just the chase is worth the pain

We'll know for the first time
If we're evil or divine
We're the last in line yeah
We're the last in line oh

Yeah

We're off to the witch
We may never never never come home
But the magic that we'll feel is worth a lifetime

We're all thrown upon the cross
We'll be thrown before the toss
You can release yourself but the only way is down

We'll know for the first time
If we're evil or divine
We're the last in line oh
We're the last in line

See how we shine

(We're the last in)
We're the last in line
We're a ship without a storm
We're cold inside the warm
We're the last without a tear
We're the throw without the meal
(We're the last in line)
See how we shine
We're the last in line


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"The Last in Line" as written by Ronnie James Dio Jimmy Bain

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    General CommentOh, and I agree with Generico! :)
    Soundoffon October 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAll right, you guys are all full of garbage. If you've seen the music video you know it's all about a kid that crosses Dio and as such ends up in Dio world. Mother fucker learns his lesson and then Dio lets him go with a warning to the world: Dio is king.
    Guyonstiltson April 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think lawofthetrapezoid is right this song to me is the best dio ever did.......the guy is rock and roll royalty.....i cannot wait to see heaven and hell live.......
    sicko 69on July 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm gonna agree with trapezoid on some of this.

    The intro into the song is about the unborn child and innocence. An unborn child is a pure thing; not yet tainted by the corruption of the world. The child is born, or "coming home."

    "We're a ship without a storm
    The cold without the warm
    Light inside the darkness that it needs, yeah

    We're a laugh without a tear
    The hope without the fear
    We are coming - home"

    We're off to the witch. I agree with trapezoid, the witch means the world or the state of. Dio is saying the world is a sketchy place and you might not make it out alive but the journey is completely worth the time and effort. Rock on!

    We're off to the witch
    We may never never never come home
    But the magic that we'll feel
    Is worth a lifetime

    The next verse is a religious reference IMO. "We're all born upon the cross" could (and I think) is a religious reference. Jesus, God, and Christ are everywhere and constantly being shoved down our throats. You can release yourself, but the only place to go is Hell, so says the "Christians."

    We're all born upon the cross
    The throw before the toss
    You can release yourself
    But the only way is down

    The rest of the song starting with "We don't come alone" reinforces the fact that we aren't by ourselves. There are others out there that think and act such as we do.

    We don't come alone
    We are fire we are stone
    We're the hand that writes
    Then quickly moves away

    We'll know for the first time
    If we're evil or divine
    We're the last in line
    We're the last in line

    Two eyes from the east
    It's the angel or the beast
    And the answer lies between
    The good and bad


    We're the Last in Line; The Last to Die. The last to find out the truth for ourselves. What happens after death.
    xTherionxon September 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFor me it's about how humanity is the last in the production line of god "we're the last in line - See how we shine!" but it's uncertain wath path we will take "we'll know for the first time, if we're evil or divine" and at the end of day it doesn't matter which path you choose it's the chance to choose your journey "we may never never never come home, but the magic that we'll feel it's worth a life time" what matters because at the end saints and sinners end in the same place 6 ft under "you can release yourself but the only way is down".

    So for me this song is about free will and embracing the great potencial we as humans as the last in (the divine assembly) line have.
    fenixraiseron June 08, 2013   Link
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    General CommentActally this is what i think.The fall of the elevator means the fall of man from heaven.The underground world it is the world we are living in it with all the games and stuff.And we all try to come home(heaven).And Dio is the savior(Christ i believe).The elevator is like a stairway to heaven:)).
    bogdan alexon July 19, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYour full of shit lasiewicz.
    Genericoon July 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is about good and evil and our search for the truth. We are born good but struggle through the rest of our lives with good and bad. The only way we'll really know if we're evil or divine is when we die and see the two eyes (of either God or Satan). This will be the "first time" we know.
    Soundoffon October 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think soundoff has it right
    bigwang22on March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah soundoff has it good i would just say that we are all born with good and bad inside of us. It"S the road that we take that makes the difference. We have the choice of being a killer or not to be.

    Just because a person look good on the other side does not mean is it a good person at all. A person could be badly seen and inside be the best person in the world. You just don'T know.
    Bast1981on September 10, 2006   Link

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